Chelsea's offer of a four-year stay at the national stadium has tipped the scales in their favour.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has claimed that Chelsea are harming the club’s chances of securing a move to Wembley, in a meeting with the Tottenham Hotspurs Supporters’ Trust, according to the Telegraph.
Tottenham will spend the 2017-18 campaign away from White Hart Lane while it’s redevelopment is completed and have made Wembley their first choice venue.
Chelsea meanwhile, will need to spend three seasons, and possibly four, away from Stamford Bridge as they go about their own stadium build, and they too want to move to the national stadium.
Spurs are thought to be open to a groundshare at Wembley but the Blues are less so - due to the fact that they need to sell the move as more of a long-term solution to their fans - and their offer of a longer stay has swayed the FA’s mind in their favour.
Both clubs are believed to have offered around £15 million per season but Chelsea’s need for a longer stay would amount to around £60 million and makes them certain to triumph in any bidding war.
Levy also confirmed that Wembley was the only neutral venue the club were considering, meaning a move to Stadium mk now looks likely.
It’s an outcome which won’t go down well with the Spurs faithful, given its distance from White Hart Lane, but unless the FA step in on the grounds of fairness – it seems like there is little alternative.